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This article will provide a detailed guide on how to create a bootable USB and make MSI boot from USB.

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Updated by Sherly on Apr 09, 2024
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MSI (Micro-Star International) laptops can deliver an unrivaled gaming experience. You can try booting your MSI from USB when MSI laptop black screen or doesn't work as expected. Booting from USB on an MSI motherboard will prevent crashes and failure to boot.

In the tutorial, EaseUS Software will guide you on how to make your MSI boot from USB on Windows 11/10. We also provide some additional troubleshooting to help you solve the problem of being unable to boot MSI from bootable USB.

⏱️Duration 3-6 minutes of reading
💻Applies to Get the MSI boot from USB on Windows 11/10/8/7
⛏️ Tools

✔️USB 

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✔️MSI laptop or desktop

🖌️ Stages

1️⃣Stage 1. Access the Boot Device Menu

2️⃣Stage 2. Select Boot from the USB

3️⃣Stage 3. Set Up MSI to Boot from USB

4️⃣Stage 4. Enable MSI to Boot from USB

5️⃣Stage 5. Adjust Boot Priority in MSI BIOS

Preparations for MSI Boot From USB

If you want to boot your computer from USB and install Windows on your MSI laptop, you need to do the following preparations to ensure that the boot process goes smoothly:

Stage 1. Prepare the USB

Please prepare at least 16GB of free space on the USB and format USB to FAT32:

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and find Disk Management.
  • Locate the USB drive, right-click, select "Format," and set it to FAT32 format.

Stage 2. Make a Windows Bootable USB

There are two scenarios for making a Windows bootable USB:

  • Create Bootable Installation USB: If you want to install Windows from USB to solve the problem of system crash or boot error, download the Windows ISO file and burn it to USB.
  • Create Bootable USB: If you only want to run a boot computer on MSI without installing Windows - you can create a bootable USB drive by cloning your Windows system to USB. Or use a Windows installation tool or third-party tool to create a bootable USB.

Whatever your reason for wanting to create a bootable USB, we'll give you a detailed guide:

Guide 1. Creating a Bootable Installation USB

Often, we need bootable media to get into the system when it crashes, so we prefer to use EaseUS Partition Master Professioanl to create bootable installation media and then reinstall Windows OS on MSI.

Download the Windows ISO file: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11

Download the ISO burning tool:

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The tool provides easy-to-use methods, even if you are a novice, you can finish mastering the operation skills:

Steps to create a bootable installation USB: 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and go to the Bootable Media section. Click "Burn ISO" and click "Next".

Select burn iso

Step 2. Select the ISO image that you have downloaded on your PC, and click "Open".

Select burn iso

Step 3. Click "Next" and select the target USB as destination and click "Burn" to execute the operation.

Guide 2. Creating a Bootable USB

To create a bootable drive, you can use EaseUS Partition Master to migrate Windows OS to USB.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the Disk Clone tab, select "Clone OS Disk" and click "Next". 

Select clone OS disk

Step 2. Select the target new drive where you want to clone the OS to, and click "Next".

Select target drive to clone OS to

Click "Yes" to confirm that you want to continue the OS disk cloning process.

confirm to clone OS to a new drive

Step 3. View the disk layout, and click "Start" to begin the OS cloning process.

Confirm to clone OS to a new drive

Step 4. When the process completes, you'll see a confirming message, asking "if you want to start up computer from the clone target disk". 

  • Reboot Now means to reboot your PC and configure the computer to boot OS from the new disk immediately.
  • Done means you want to make the changes later. 
 Confirm to clone OS to a new drive

Furthermore, you can also use EaseUS OS2Go - a program specifically designed for Windows bootable purposes.

Read more: How to create a bootable USB

When you are ready with the above, read on, and we will use the bootable USB to boot your MSI laptop now. And if you think this guide is useful, share it with others in need.

 

How to Boot from USB on MSI Motherboard

In this section, we provide a detailed guide to boot your MSI laptop from USB in 5 stages as follows:

Stage 1. Access the Boot Device Menu

1️⃣. Open the laptop, and when the MSI logo appears, press F11 repeatedly.

msi logo

2️⃣. Open the boot menu and select bootable USB flash drive.

Stage 2. Select Boot from the USB

1️⃣. Find the bootable USB drive in the boot menu and select it.

select usb

2️⃣. Press Enter to start making the USB boot the MSI laptop.

Stage 3. Set Up MSI to Boot from USB

1️⃣. Reboot the MSI laptop.

2️⃣. After the MSI logo appears, press F11 repeatedly to open the Boot menu.

3️⃣. In the Boot menu, select Boot from USB under the Set Boot option.

4️⃣. Press Enter to begin booting the MSI laptop from the USB drive.

Stage 4. Enable MSI to Boot from USB

Once you have successfully set USB as a bootable drive, you can use it to boot your computer:

1️⃣. Shut down the MSI computer.

2️⃣. Press and hold the Esc key and the Power button to boot the MSI.

3️⃣. Keep holding the Esc key until BIOS SETUP UTILITY appears.

select usb as boot drive

4️⃣. Under the Boot option, select the USB drive and Press and hold Enter to boot the MSI system from USB.

Stage 5. Adjust Boot Priority in MSI BIOS

Now that you have booted your MSI laptop from the USB drive, the next step is to adjust the boot priority. Once you've set the boot order in BIOS, you can permanently set the USB drive to the highest priority and build your system: in the presence of a USB, the system will boot from that USB first. Otherwise, the system will boot from the second boot item.

1️⃣. Turn on your MSI notebook and press Del/F2 repeatedly.

2️⃣. Go to the MSI BIOS setup menu.

3️⃣. Set the boot order of the USB:

  • MSI BIOS loads to EZ mode by default. Please drag and drop the USB drive to the first position of "Boot Priority."

ez mode change boot priority

  • Please press F7 to switch to the advanced mode interface: select Settings>Boot and set USB as the boot option 1. 

advanced mode

4️⃣.  After setting the boot priority for your MSI laptop, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS.

If you want to reinstall Windows via the created bootable USB, please follow the above steps to set USB as a boot order and refer to the following article to reinstall Windows.

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How to Install Windows 10 from USB Drive

This tutorial will concentrate on installing Windows 10 from USB. When your computer does not use the OS installation CD, you can install Windows 10 via EaseUS Partition Master or Windows Media Creation Tool.

install windows

Bonus Tip: Fix Unable to Boot MSI from Bootable USB

It is not difficult to burn Windows ISO to USB using EaseUS Partition Master, then set the USB boot sequence on an MSI laptop so that MSI can boot from USB. But sometimes, the BIOS fails to detect the MSI bootable USB. Why? This section gives some quick troubleshooting:

1. First, please check the cables and power supply board and solve any other hardware problems, such as USB port corruption or USB drive corruption.

2. Disable Fast Boot and Safe Boot: These will prevent USB from being detected or prevent you from booting with an unauthenticated device.

3. Different system configurations: The USB's target system (Legacy/CSM/UEFI) and partition style (MBR/GPT) must match your current system configuration. If the partition style does not match, please convert MBR to GPT and vice versa.

4. Outdated BIOS: You can fix the unbootable USB by updating the BIOS.

5. In addition, resetting the CMOS battery can clear all non-default BIOS settings and may allow your MSI to boot.

6. Bootable USB creation failure: Please use a professional tool when creating a bootable USB.

Hope these tips can solve your problem! Besides, don't hesitate to share this tutorial with others if you think it's useful:

 

Conclusion

If your MSI laptop system crashes and your computer won't boot, try booting from a USB flash drive and reinstalling Windows OS.EaseUS Partition Master provides two methods for creating bootable installation media and a USB. Additionally, this tutorial provides quick fixes if the bootable USB you created does not appear in the BIOS.

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FAQs About MSI Boot from USB

This section will provide more information about booting MSI from a USB drive. Please read on to solve more of your doubts.

1. How to boot into MSI BIOS?

The MSI motherboard BIOS controls the boot process. If you are familiar with the MSI boot menu key, you can easily enter the BIOS:

Reboot your computer and Press and hold Delete/F2 for BIOS while the system is booting.

After changing the BIOS settings, press Esc to save the changes and exit.

2. How to boot Windows 10 from USB in MSI?

Before booting from USB, please set USB as bootable media and connect it to your MSI computer:

Step 1. Reboot your computer and hit Delete repeatedly to enter the BIOS setup.

Step 2. Navigate to the Boot tab in BIOS setup and select UEFI.

Step 3. After saving the settings, reboot and press "F11" repeatedly to enter the boot menu.

3. How to install Windows from USB in MSI?

Please use EaseUS Partition Master to create bootable installation media first and then boot from the installation CD:

Step 1. Reboot your computer, enter the boot menu when the MSI logo appears, and select Boot from USB.

Step 2. Set the language, date, etc., and click Next.

Step 3. Select Install Now and follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.

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Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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Written by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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